Entiat Waterfront Trail

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The City of Entiat has completed the Columbia River trail project. Trail head includes an ADA restroom with ADA parking. Additional parking is provided nearby. The trail has been completed for the entire length of the project site, with an additional trail extension up and around the treatment plant. The City invested approximately $225,000 in addition to the original project estimate to complete intersection improvements and the trail extension. The trail is 8 feet-wide asphalt from end to end, with a side trail leading down to the beach access at the southern portion of the site. Plantings and hydroseeding are in. Installation of interpretive signs will happen in spring when the ground thaws. City worked with Colville Tribes and local fisheries groups on content for interpretive signage. Entry signs with RCO plaques are in place.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Entiat City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $400,000.00 Applicant Match: $100,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1113

Location Details

From the junction of US 2 and US 97 A in Wenatchee, proceed north on US 97 A about 18 miles. You will see the entering Entiat sign as you cross the Entiat River Bridge. The entry point for the first phase of the Columbia River trail will be at Lakeshore Drive, on the east (left) side of the highway as you proceed north. The project site is located in the lower elevation area you will come to immediately after crossing the railroad tracks. To drive to the northern end of the trail site for this phase, stay on US 97 A, proceed to Shamel Street, follow Shamel north until you reach the gated railroad crossing. This gate is generally locked due to gravel mining activity. Please call Bob at City Hall for assistance at 509-784-1500.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.